The Boston Licensing Board decides tomorrow whether to let a chain of high-end seafood and steak places open in the new building atop what used to be part of the parking lot for the shuttered Anthony's Pier 4.
Rob Bellinger is gearing up for a series of local road trips to find the best steak tips in the Boston area. Look at his map; are there places he's missing?
It turns out that steak tips are not well-known outside of New England, or even outside of Boston. I mentioned them on a business trip to LA, and my coworker responded with a...Read more
Poster advertising Nick Varano's new steak place in the Park Plaza. Guess he's not too concerned about how many women patrons he'll get - or about his spelling.
The photo of the poster is by Charles Draghi, who knows something about the restaurant business himself and who has some choice comments about the poster in the comments under the photo.
UPDATE, Monday morning:...Read more
Pretty much everything that wasn't stolen in the HIlltop's final days goes on sale in two online auctions on Dec. 14.
The first auction, which starts at 10 a.m., features the boring stuff, such as chairs, generators and bathrrom and kitchen equipment (right down to the kitchen sink. The better auction starts at 2 p.m. and includes portraits of Indian chiefs, cowboy and...Read more
Michael Conlon, who owns restaurants across Boston, goes before the Boston Licensing Board next week for permission to re-open the Stockyard on Market Street in Brighton.
According to his application, Conlon would keep the Stockyard name. Conlon needs board permission to buy the landmark restaurant's liquor license.
Among Conlon's restaurants: The Paramount and the 21st Amendment on Beacon Hill, another Paramount in South Boston, West...Read more
Plans for an upscale steakhouse on Washington Street are back on track now that owner Brian Piccini has found another restaurant willing to sell him its liquor license.
The Boston Licensing Board votes tomorrow whether to let Piccini pay the owners of the Columbus Cafe on Columbus Avenue $280,000 for their liquor license so he can open his Boston Chops at 1375 Washington St. Piccini,...Read more
Boston Licensing Director Patricia Malone says she faces a thorny question: Whether to let an upscale waterfront steakhouse turn the sound on on televisions mounted on its outdoor patio.
Smith and Wollensky, on Congress Street on Fort Point Channel, has probationary permission to turn TVs on the patio on - but only with the sound off. Now it wants to be able to turn the...Read more
The Boston Licensing Board yesterday deferred action on the proposed Boston Chops on Washington Street because it has no liquor licenses left to hand out.
At a hearing on Wednesday, the attorney for the latest venture by the group responsible for Deuxave in the Back Bay and dbar in Dorchester, said they would likely have to just keep hoping a license frees up, because...Read more
The team behind Deuxave in the Back Bay is looking to transform the home of two failed South End restaurants into what their lawyer called "an urban, modern steakhouse concept."
Brian Piccini's proposed Boston Chops would move into the vacant space at 1375 Washington St. where Banq and Ginger Park both went out of business. Attorney Joseph Hanley said Piccini and his team -...Read more
David Ortiz is opening a steak place in Framingham, called, big surprise, Big Papi's. Will also serve seafood and burgers, so they've gotta get Dennis Eckersley out there to analyze the serving of the first burger:
That thing's got some serious cheese on it! Hairy cheese! With paint!
OK, maybe not.